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Global Innovations in Energy Conference

How Business Is Addressing Climate Change

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Global Innovations in Energy

UNC Kenan-Flagler is hosed Global Innovations in Energy: How Business Is Addressing Climate Change, April 20-21, 2010, in Chapel Hill, N.C. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise, the two-day invitation-only conference brought together 100 business and thought leaders from around the world to share innovations in energy and to stimulate opportunities for collaboration. The conference also was webcast to a global audience and provided an online forum for dialogue.

Conference highlights included:


  • Henry Kelly , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jim Rogers, President and CEO, Duke Energy, in partnership with the Dean’s Speaker Series
  • Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor, FORTUNE; Senior writer, GreenBiz.com
  • M. Rhem Wooten, Jr., President, Allied SynGas Corporation
  • R. Paul Herman, CEO + Founder, HIP Investor
  • Jorg Mayer, Managing Director, Germany’s Agency for Renewable Energies

Innovations in Energy Showcase featuring entrepreneurial and established companies as well as UNC research, April 21

CSE 10 year anniversary celebration dinner recognizing a decade of leadership and innovation in sustainable enterprise, April 21

Conference topics and panels included:

  • The Energy Policy and Regulation Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Taking Energy Efficiency to Scale: Strategy, Operations and Product Innovations
  • Energy Innovations at the Base of the Pyramid: Adaptive and Disruptive Technologies
  • The Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Future of Energy
  • Carbon Management: Global Approaches to Carbon Markets and Accounting
  • Financing the Future of Energy: Investors at the Forefront

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